An aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed near Mastung in Balochistan, according to a statement released after the incident. Flt Lt Tahir Embraced Shahadat.

The F-7PG aircraft was on a routine training mission at the time of the incident. The crash led to the martyrdom of the pilot.
The PAF statement added that a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of the crash.
The aircraft caught fire after the hard landing and the pilot and the trainee pilot were reported safe by authorities.

The C-130 was on a routine training flight, said a spokesman for the service and added that the fire was extinguished and all crew members are safe.
The F-7PG aircraft, based on the Soviet-era Mig-21 and built by a leading Chinese aircraft manufacturer, has a spotty service record in PAF service with the majority of recent crashes involving the aircraft.
The PAF is to replace its entire F-7 fleet with the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft.

Source: Express Tribune


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